This time around, we’d figured it was time to officially reveal the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Limited Edition Rulebook. We’ve had these for a week or so, but things have been busy. Anyway here are the details… Only 105 of these were made. (100 include a signed and numbered bookplate and the other 5 are proof copies that will include an unnumbered (but signed) bookplate. The book plates are signed by the whole Fellowship: Ken, Liz, Rick, Steve & Bear – so you’ll have the whole gang all on one place. Pretty handy for you collectors out there.
Each book comes in a matching black slipcase with the Trolhead logo emblazoned in gold on the front. Really the photos speak for themselves, so take look. The insides are the same as the Regular Hardcover and include the end pages and the 16 page color section.
The book itself has the dT&T logo in gold foil and then embossed into the book is a small version of Liz Danforth’s cover painting for the regular rulebook.
Another feature of the limited edition is the green edging that was added to the sides of the pages on all three edges of the book. This gives the book a deep magical feel and matches the green effects at the top and bottom of the color section pages.
Almost all of these were already sold to Kickstarter backers, but a there will be about fifteen copies that will still be available for a very limited time. Needless to say, we won’t ever be making this particular edition of the book again, so if you really want one of the ultimate T&T collectibles ever made, contact Flying Buffalo and tell Rick you want one right now. We sold one a couple of days ago for $400, but if you figure that people are paying $1000 to see Star Wars on the first day, $400 is a bargain. The rest of the fellowship get a few copies, so they might sell you one too, so you can always ask them…
IN OTHER NEWS…
Shipping continues unabated at Flying Buffalo and here is a photo of the latest dT&T Kickstarter shipment ready to go to the Post Office. This time 62 packages (almost all of them rulebooks) are eagerly ready for Rick to put them in his car and get them shipped. So keep checking your mailbox – one of these might be yours!
Also author and game designer Sarah Newton plays the new edition of Buffalo Castle and gives us a blow-by-blow and memory-filled account of the first solo rpg adventure ever written. Read here.
What edition is this anyway? We’ve seen that a bunch of you have started calling dT&T the 8th edition and you are welcome to do so if that is your preference. But just so you know the fellowship has had lengthy discussions on this topic and we all decided to call this Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls. Part of the reason is that the book certainly IS Deluxe in every way, but the other reason is that we hope that Deluxe will allow those of you that prefer 4th or 5th or 7th edition to be able to use Deluxe as an adjunct to your favorite version of T&T rather then feel like you are being “left behind.” We really tried to emphasize that you can adapt Deluxe to your “house rules” and if that’s 4th or 7th edition, more power to you. Anyway that’s WHY we are calling it Deluxe,
I’m reminded of the Beatles who came out with a double album in 1968 called “the Beatles” but because the cover was white, everyone called it the “White Album.” So they had no choice in what it was called in the end, Maybe that is dT&T’s fate as well… Whatever you call the new rules – enjoy them and have fun!
Meanwhile let us know what you think of the Limited Edition Rulebook!